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Re: Compatibility with ASUS P5E-VM HDMI

On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 10:19:21PM -0500, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 02:02:46PM -0500, Patrick Zaloum wrote:
> > I am shopping components for a (will-be) Debian server and am
> > currently considering the P5E-VM HDMI from Asus with the G35 chipset.
> > Detailed info can be found here
> > http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=584&l4=0&model=1912&modelmenu=1
> > Could anyone please help me determine if I might encouter
> > compatibility issues with linux (etch) especially at the level of the
> > SATA RAID controller, video and essentials. As it is a server, i don't
> > particularly care about the sound, hdmi, dual display, firewire.. but
> > the rest yes.

> No MB SATA "RAID" controller will be true raid.  Other than that, the
> only people that will know will be people who have tried.

Careful with those absolutes.

My ASUS P5W DH Deluxe has hardware RAID.  I haven't used it under Linux,
but as the RAID appears as a single SATA device, it should be
compatible.  However, the P5E-VM HDMI does appear to be software RAID.

My JMB363 works for PATA/SATA; the P5E-VM uses a JMB368, likely
compatible.  My hardware RAID controller causes a long delay at boot
when the RAID (connected to an SATA port on the ICH7) is probed.

The Atheros ethernet has got to be better than the Marvell I've got,
though the atl1 driver is relatively new.  Everything else appears to be
pretty vanilla.

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